Go on . You know you want to
It has to be said he is looking a bit like his thought process is, "Knock the selector onto 3rd burst, into the aim, quick squeeze whilst presented to the back of his head, flick back to safe, look nonchalantly in the other direction, hope no-one noticed, later receive thanks of a grateful nation..."
I've told this before. My brother was aBlair’s words came back to haunt him in 2008. When Brown said we couldn’t afford a civil service. We couldn’t because he and Blair squandered our ability to have one.
Yers, well it rather does depend on what you need to fatten. Having no Customs service worth a damn is going to bite us in the arse. I'm not saying it couldn't have done with modernisation in many respects so long as the core principles of the protection of the revenue and the control of Prohibitions and restrictions continued, but the division between HO and the Treasury will come home to roost. The immigration side is so confused within itself that it will take root and branch reformation because of all the offshoot departments. But then all this was totally predictable in 2008. We also need a revision of terminology of what we mean by the Civil service bearing in mind that it is in fact the direct counter part to the Armed service. When one talks of the Armed service, we don't mean just the MOD and Whitehall, but that's what's inferred.I've told this before. My brother was a
civildiplomatic (allegedly) servant. His take on the civil service probably 20-30 years ago was "The civil service exists to be fattened up during good times, so that during lean times it can be cut back".
He wants to go abroad , it should be up to him to provide and pay for his own protection .Hmm..
Apparently Tony Blair is costing British taxpayers £6 million a year to protect – more than the current Prime Minister,
The former Prime Minister is understood to be the most expensive person in the country for the police to guard because of his regular foreign excursions.
More than 20 officers are now understood to be assigned to protecting Mr Blair at a cost of more than £115,000 a week.
Mr Blair is typically abroad most weeks and the average bill for his close protection team of bodyguards is more than £16,000 a day, according to Whitehall sources. The protection bill is three times higher than previous public estimates.
Every time he travels abroad, Scotland Yard has to send an “advance team” to scrutinise the security risks. When he travels for longer periods, several teams of police officers have to accompany Mr Blair.
IMHO its time this was stopped and he be made to pay any/all security costs out of the £millions he has made since leaving No. 10
He wants to go abroad , it should be up to him to provide and pay for his own protection .
In this country he should have no more than one cp bodyguard .
That is all we should be paying for .